Variety Nights at North Coast Rep


Watch out for our Variety Night shows at special ticket prices. North Coast Rep’s Variety Night theatre is always a blast, offering a mix of shows from comedy nights to special one-night-only productions.

Prayer Dudz presents

Tuesday Night Comics

April 30, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Hosted by Mark Christopher Lawrence
San Diego Critic’s Circle Outstanding Actor Of The Year

Happy Hour @ 6:30pm with $3 Beers and FREE Appetizers!


Tuesday Night Comics is arguably the funniest night of comedy in San Diego. MCL taps into his extensive list of talented comedian friends and shares the North Coast Rep stage with them.

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Starring Jim Curry

John Denver Tribute

May 6-7, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Jim Curry, returns to North Coast Repertory Theatre to perform the music of the late John Denver. The music “is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time,” says Mr. Curry. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.

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IMPRO Theatre presents:

Twilight Zone Unscripted

June 3, 2019 @ 7:30pm

From the darkest corners of reality, to the land of the unexplained – Impro Theatre’s Twilight Zone Unscripted pays homage to Rod Serling’s breakthrough sci-fi series “The Twilight Zone.” Enter the wondrous dimension of imagination, as completely improvised episodes are created with every performance.

Directors’ note:

The show you are about to see will be completely improvised.

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Written and performed by Tom Dugan


June 10 & 11, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Directed by Jenny Sullivan

While packing up his files on this April afternoon 2003 Wiesenthal, affectionately called “The Jewish James Bond,” recounts, like a gripping spy thriller, how he solved his most sensational cases.


Tom Dugan (Playwright) Having been honored with nominations for the New York Drama Desk Award,

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The Peter Sprague Trio

July 29, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Back by popular demand, the Peter Sprague jazz trio explores songs that resonate with the boomers. They start with The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor, and Cream, and then for balance they play “Georgia” or add Cole Porter. The vibe is contagious and the sound pulls you in.

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Shakespeare UnScripted

Impro Theatre's

Shakespeare UnScripted

September 16, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Paying homage to the genius of William Shakespeare, Impro Theatre’s company spontaneously creates a brand new play in The Bard’s unmistakable style. Using language that sizzles with poetry, colorful imagery and bawdy innuendo, “Shakespeare UnScripted” starts with audience suggestions and brings to life the monarchs, spirits, lovers and fools that make up Shakespeare’s world.

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Merideth Kaye Clark and Susannah Mars

Happy Days Are Here Again: the music of Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand

October 29, 2019 @ 7:30pm

The lives of Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand became inexorably entwined when Ms. Streisand and Ms. Garland sang two American standards in counterpoint — “Happy Days Are Here Again” and “Get Happy”— they were a matched set. Happy Days Are Here Again: the music of Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand celebrates the music of these two astronomical stars,

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Impro Theatre’s

Dickens UnScripted

December 16-17 @ 7:30pm, 2019

Los Angeles Times calls Impro Theatre “Amazing!” One of the funniest evenings as the troupe spins an entire play into comedy gold right before your eyes. Starting with an audience suggestion, the troupe creates completely improvised, full-length plays in the styles of the world’s greatest writers. Join us this holiday season for a hilarious comedy inspired by the works of Charles Dickens.

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Frank Ferrante in

An Evening With Groucho

April 13 & 14, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante recreates his acclaimed one-man comedy with music celebrating America’s greatest comedian – Groucho Marx. You will feel that Groucho is back as Ferrante sings, dances, tells stories, performs classic Groucho routines and one-liners Tales of the legendary Marx family, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo, and Groucho’s Hollywood peers Charlie Chaplin and W.C.

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Impro Theatre's

Williams UnScripted

April 20, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Passionate smoldering secrets lurch beneath the surface of genteel society – and explode in a climax of accusation, confession, and consequence. Inspired by Tennessee Williams’ masterful storytelling and delicious language, Impro Theatre starts with a single audience suggestion and builds improvised full-length plays that are hilarious, yet tragic as a Southern belle’s broken heart.

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Starring Susan Classen

A Conversation with Edith Head

June 1 & 2, 2020 @ 7:30pm

In her six decades of costume design, Edith Head worked on over eleven hundred films; dressed the greatest stars of Hollywood; received 35 Academy Award® nominations, and won an unprecedented eight Oscars®. Edith Head’s story is as fascinating as the history of the film industry itself, filled with humor, frustration and, above all, glamour. This diva of design helped to define glamour in the most glamorous place in the world –

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Impro Theatre's

Broadway UnScripted

July 20, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Broadway UnScripted is a completely improvised musical about making a musical! The grit, glitter and backstage drama of Broadway comes to life as the cast invents a full-length Broadway show just for you. Using only audience suggestions and a grand piano, Impro Theatre creates a musical that captures the exuberant magic of the Great White Way.

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Return Engagement Summer of 2020!

Always… Patsy Cline

August 12-23, 2020

Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley — based on a true story.

A dramatic musical theatrical experience, ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE has enjoyed great success all over the United States including a successful run off-Broadway. The show is based on a true story of Patsy’s friendship with a fan,

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